My Parks Pass
My Parks Pass is a program offered in collaboration by Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Nature Canada and Historica Canada. The My Parks Pass program is an opportunity for students to explore and learn about Canada's rich history and amazing nature by connecting them to Parks Canada's network of national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.
This multi-faceted program includes online learning tools, exciting contests, and free entry for grade 8 / secondary 2 classes. All Grade 8/Secondary 2 classes receive free admission to Parks Canada places when entering as a class. This offer is only valid until the end of December 2016. Why December? Great question, and we have a spectacular answer. In 2017 all visitors will receive free admission to Parks Canada places in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Moreover, in 2018, admission to Parks Canada places will be free for all youth under 18 years of age.
Want to learn more about the My Parks Pass Program? Check out www.myparkspass.ca to explore program information, including field trip tool kits and in-classroom resources. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!
Announcing the Winners of Canada`s Coolest School Trip!
To see the list of this year`s lucky winners, visit Winners!
Thank you to the thousands of Canadians that took the time to vote and help a grade 8 / secondary 2 class win the trip of a lifetime to Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia! Over 50,000 votes were cast for the 69 entries to this year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest!
The grand prize includes meals, accommodation and return airfare with Air Canada for a class of up to 30 students and their chaperones to Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia. There are also many other great prizes, including field trips and gift packages. Once again this year, Air Canada is a proud partner of the Canada's Coolest School Trip contest.
Thank you to all who participated in Canada`s Coolest School Trip contest! We would also like to thank Air Canada for being a proud partner of the contest again this year.
To view all of the video entries, and to find out more about the contest, check out www.myparkpass.ca.
My Parks Pass Activity Guide
The activities found in the My Parks Pass Activity Guide, created by Historica Canada, connect significant curricular themes to Parks Canada places, bringing our history and nature to life.
Developed in line with critical thinking pedagogy, the content of this guide will enrich junior-intermediate history, geography, environmental science, and social studies classes.
The guide's content is available, in both French and English, as a free download in PDF format on www.myparkspass.ca, or as a free interactive eBook available on iTunes and Google Play.
Canada's national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas tell the story of our country. The My Parks Pass Activity Guide will bring these stories to the classrooms, through engaging activities, guided learning opportunities and interactive online materials.